Volunteer Engagement

Shifting views of retirement and the implications for volunteer-involving organizations

Written By: Louise Chatterton Luchuk
January 30, 2006

As baby boomers edge toward retirement, there is lots of speculation about how they will spend their retirement years. Baby boomers have done many things differently than the generations before them - will they do retirement differently, too?

Ontario's growth projections and the important role not-for-profits play

Written By: Chris Markham
January 30, 2006

Leaders within nonprofit and voluntary sector organizations have a unique opportunity to play a role in building capacity within this sector to help organizations meet the growing demand for their products and services to fulfill their missions.

Best practices for engaging youth as volunteers (part four)

Written By: Donna Lockhart
December 5, 2005

This article lists tips for successfully integrating youth volunteers into your organization.

Best practices for engaging youth as volunteers (part three)

Written By: Donna Lockhart
October 3, 2005

This article includes tips for successfully inteegrating youth volunteers into your organization.

The untapped well: Is it time for a national youth service policy?

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
August 29, 2005

Last year, nearly ten thousand young Canadians were deprived of the chance to serve their country. This is why many people believe it's time for a national youth service policy.

Best practices for engaging youth as volunteers (part two)

Written By: Donna Lockhart
August 2, 2005

This article includes tips for successfully integrating youth volunteers into your organization.

Governance Q&A: Why organizations don't always draw on the knowledge of their volunteers

Written By: Jane Garthson
July 25, 2005

A volunteer with four years of experience doesn't feel that their insight and knowledge is being utilized.

Best practices for engaging youth as volunteers (part one)

Written By: Donna Lockhart
June 13, 2005

How volunteer managers can prepare their organizations for youth volunteers looking to fulfill their mandatory volunteer requirement for high school graduation.

Ten myths of global civil society

Written By: Melanie Lovering
May 24, 2005

Dr. Lester Salamon, author, professor at Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies was the keynote speaker at Imagine Canada's Symposium "Learning from the World: Canada's Charitable & Nonprofit Sector through a Global Lens."

Volunteer recognition: Appreciating volunteers 52 weeks of the year

Written By: Louise Chatterton Luchuk
April 25, 2005

This article provides a look at the appropriate ways to honour and celebrate the contributions of some of the most important people in the nonprofit sector: volunteers.

Best practices for engaging youth as volunteers (part five)

Written By: Donna Lockhart
February 6, 2005

This article includes tips for successfully integrating youth volunteers into your organization.

Are you ready to be a board volunteer?

Written By: Michelle Martinez
January 31, 2005

A self-evaluation article for board volunteer prospects.

Fueling environmentalism the feel good way

Written By: Shelley Smith
May 31, 2004

Why do young people rank the environment as their third-highest priority, while at the same time environmental organizations are struggling to find volunteers?

Spring cleaning: Revamp! Refurbish! and Renew! Your volunteer program

Written By: CharityVillage
April 26, 2004

Key tips for getting jobs done that have been sitting for too long on your backburner.

Saying goodbye: Exit interviews

Written By: Monika Penner
September 16, 2002

What to include in an exit interview with volunteers.

Volunteer recruitment brochures: How to tap into the marketing power of testimonials

Written By: Katherine Khalife
August 19, 2002

How your current volunteers can help with recruitment campaigns.

Supporting, recognizing and challenging volunteers

Written By: Monika Penner
June 17, 2002

Supporting, recognizing, and challenging volunteers are all separate tasks, but together they provide a strong volunteer program with satisfied volunteers. This article addresses these three issues separately, but also considers how they work together.

Connecting volunteers to community

Written By: Nicole Zummach
April 22, 2002

A look at the role and importance of Canadian community volunteer centres.

Team-building exercises

Written By: Monika Penner
April 15, 2002

A list of team building exercises for use with staff or volunteers.

Policies and procedures for volunteer programs

Written By: Monika Penner
February 18, 2002

How to develop policies and procedures for your volunteers.

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